Polisse focuses on the routine work done by France’s Brigade for the Protection of Minors (BPM). Multiple narratives string together a jarring spectrum of kid / teen-related incidents. Directed by French-native Maïwenn (that’s right, one name). Synopsis can be read as follows (via Cannes 2011):
“The daily grind for the cops of the Police Department’s Juvenile Protection Unit – taking in child molesters, busting underage pickpockets and chewing over relationship issues at lunch; interrogating abusive parents, taking statements from children, confronting the excesses of teen sexuality, enjoying solidarity with colleagues and laughing uncontrollably at the most unthinkable moments. Knowing the worst exists and living with it.
How do these cops balance their private lives and the reality they confront every working day?
Fred, the group’s hypersensitive wild card, is going to have a hard time facing the scrutiny of Melissa, a photographer on a Ministry of the Interior assignment to document the unit.”
Watch the full trailer embedded down below for your viewing pleasure! Sorry, no subtitles as of yet.